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A Long Road on a Short Day

Written by Gary D. Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney & illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
Published by Clarion Books
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Nov 10, 2020
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8-12
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A tender story of a father-son adventure with themes of community and kindness, in short chapters with vivid full-color illustrations, by bestseller and Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt and acclaimed artist Eugene Yelchin.

In a story of perseverance and determination told with warmth and sparkling with humor, a short winter day finds Samuel and Papa walking a long road on Samuel’s first trading trip. Meeting strangers, practicing good manners, and proud to be in Papa’s company, Samuel watches and learns as Papa trades up from almost nothing to the milk cow Mama is yearning for. Simple text combines with vivid illustrations for a satisfying tale that will resonate with readers who enjoy an adventure with dad.

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Who Wrote A Long Road on a Short Day

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Gary D. Schmidt

Gary D. Schmidt is the author of more than fifteen books for children and young adults including Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, which received both a Newbery Honor and a Printz Honor, and The Wednesday Wars, which received a Newbery Honor. He lives in Alto, Michigan.

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Elizabeth Stickney

Elizabeth Stickney is the pseudonym of Anne Stickney Schmidt, the late wife of author Gary D. Schmidt and the author of poems, essays, and picture books.

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Who Illustrated A Long Road on a Short Day

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Eugene Yelchin

Eugene Yelchin is the author and illustrator of Spring Hare, TheHaunting of Falcon House, Arcady’s Goal, and the Newbery Honor book Breaking Stalin’s Nose. He has also illustrated several books for children, including Crybaby, Who Ate All the CookieDough?, and Won Ton. He lives in California with his wife and children.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780544888364
Publication Date:
November 10, 2020
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0544888367

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